New York – Leading global businesses announced significant commitments towards the Millennium Development goals today. Turkish internet giant TTNET, the Brazilian subsidiary of Spanish financial services provider Santander, Japanese retailing conglomerate MUJI, and many other large multinational and domestic companies have rallied the Business Call to Action (BCtA) and taken concrete steps to include the poor in their core business operations, as consumers, producers and entrepreneurs.
Mobile app stores will see annual downloads reach 102 billion in 2013, up from 64 billion in 2012, according to Gartner, Inc. Total revenue in 2013 will reach $26 billion, up from $18 billion in 2012. Free apps will account for 91 percent of total downloads in 2013 (see Table 1). Gartner said that in-app purchases (IAPs) will account for 48 percent of app store revenue by 2017, up from 11 percent in 2012.
PURCHASE, NY – (September 16, 2013) – The back-to-school shopping season is the second-biggest selling period of the year for U.S. retailers, behind the winter holidays. While this year has been without exception, the back-to-school bump was less than the retail industry expected. According to the latest SpendingPulse™ report released today by MasterCard Advisors, total US retail sales for August saw a 3.9 percent year-over-year increase. However, e-Commerce remains a bright spot in retail sales.
TOKYO, September 12, 2013- Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has assumed ownership of Brazilian elevator and escalator company LGTECH ELEVADORES S.A. (LGT), launching business operations under the name MELCO ELEVADORES DO BRASIL S.A. this month. Mitsubishi Electric will further expand its elevator and escalator business through its full-scale entry into the Brazilian market, the largest in South America.
New York -- The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented today a new report “A Million Voices: The World We Want”. The report summarizes the findings from public consultations and surveys that engaged more than 1.3 million people in all 193 UN Member States since August 2012 in an effort to identify priorities for the post-2015 development agenda that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Scottsdale, Ariz. – September 10, 2013 – JDA®Software Group, Inc.
Nexus of Forces Will Create New Opportunities for Innovative Business Models
Impact of the Nexus of Forces to be Explored at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013, October 6-10,
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it will demonstrate its state-of-the-art mobile measurement laboratory at Criminalistica 2013, which will take place 14-19 September, in Brasilia.
The company will also host a series of presentations at the event focused on forensics, toxicology, sports doping and criminalistics.
Realex Payments set to partner with Elavon, providing a fully branded gateway solution for online retailers across Europe, along with a suite of dedicated support and sales services.
The deal involves Realex Payments providing:
- A fully branded, localised, online, multi-channel payment gateway for businesses across the UK and Europe;
- Dedicated partner resources focused on driving the adoption of the solution across Elavon’s markets;
GVT officially launched its telecommunications and pay-TV services to the residential market of Sao Paulo at the end of August.
As Brazil`s biggest city and also the main center for finance, commerce and industry in Latin America, the expansion of operations to Sao Paulo constitutes a major step in the development of GVT. The operator has been established in the city since 2004, however services were previously offered exclusively to businesses.
On July 26, 2013, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Brazil.
SAO PAULO, August 26, 2013 – GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, announced it delivered an eighth new ATR72-600 to Brazil’s Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S/A. This leased aircraft came from GECAS’ existing order book with ATR.
Three of the new ATRs leased to Azul came from GECAS’ order book. Five of the ATRs came from Azul’s order book with the manufacturer and were part of a purchase-and-leaseback transaction with GECAS.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, August 22, 2013. - Cisco today announced the opening of a Center of Innovation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Center of Innovation, or COI, will integrate Cisco’s portfolio with technology from local players to create solutions that meet the needs of the Brazilian market. The Center of Innovation is part of the investments package announced last year in Brazil.
Toronto, Ontario, August 20, 2013 – Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (“Brookfield”) (NYSE: BAM) (TSX: BAM.A) (Euronext: BAMA), announced today that it held the final close on Brookfield Timberlands Fund V L.P. (the “Fund”) with equity commitments totaling US$1 billion, creating a global fund that will invest in timberlands, primarily in the U.S., Brazil and Australia and may also pursue opportunities in Canada, Chile, Uruguay and New Zealand.
ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection with a record of 10 years consecutive VB100 awards for its award-winning ESET NOD32® technology, has updated its authentication IT security product and is taking advantage of native support of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, VMware Horizon View, and many other VPNs, making ESET Secure Authentication more attractive for businesses using these VPN appliances wanting to protect their sensitive infrastructure and data.
MINNEAPOLIS (August 19, 2013)-- HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced today that it has named Barrdega Sistemas its newest international associate for supply chain markets outside of the United States. Barrdega Sistemas is a full-service consulting and systems integration firm that designs, deploys and integrates end-to-end supply chain solutions.
"Some large segments of the industry, particularly avionics and oil and gas process-automation equipment, saw muscular double-digit gains, helping to drive up overall revenue."
El Segundo, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2013)—The market for semiconductors used in industrial electronics applications relished a better-than-expected first quarter as macroeconomic headwinds turned out to be less severe than initially feared, according to the latest Industrial Electronics report from information and analytics provider IHS (NYSE: IHS).
Taipei, Taiwan, Aug 14, 2013—Moxa, a leading provider of industrial networking and computing solutions, has been selected to provide TN-5516-8PoE EN 50155 compliant Ethernet switches and V2616 EN 50155 compliant embedded computers for use in onboard CCTV and onboard passenger information display in 11 of the world’s busiest airports and metro systems, in 7 countries.
One Solution Successfully Adapted in 11 Locations in 7 Courtiers
Adjusted EBIT of €802 million on track to reach full-year target; all continuing business areas with positive earnings contributions / 3rd-quarter adjusted EBIT significantly higher quarter-on-quarter at €332 million / Free cash flow before divestments significantly improved; positive in 3rd quarter and in first 9 months / Steel Americas: intensive negotiations continue / Order intake at Elevator Technology at new record levels, significant gains at Industrial Solutions / Orders in hand 11% higher at €24 billion / Outlook for 2012/2013 adjusted EBIT confirmed
World leader in taxi payment and media takes part in historic effort to create new class of FHVs for city’s outer boroughs.
VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY) today announced that the company is the first to begin installing payment systems for the new class of for-hire vehicles (FHVs) established to increase service to upper Manhattan and the New York City outer boroughs.
SÃO PAULO, Brazil - Further enhancing the portfolio of offerings powered by the SAP HANA platform, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced SAP ERP Foundation Extension. This integrated and comprehensive modern offering enables companies new to SAP to implement a system optimized to their specific needs, allowing for scalability at affordable cost.
The acquisition improves Metso’s capabilities to supply wear parts to its mining and construction industry customers in China and other markets in Asia-Pacific
Metso has completed the acquisition of the steel foundry in Quzhou City, Zheijang Province some 400 km Southwest of Shanghai, announced in February 2013. The acquired assets of Quzhou Juxin Machinery Co., Ltd and Quzhou Chixin Machinery Co., Ltd and approximately 220 employees will transfer to Metso as of today. The value of the acquisition will not be disclosed.
Herndon, Va., Aug. 7, 2013 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET), a leading global provider of managed remote communications to the energy industry, has deployed an iDirect Series 5IF Universal Satellite Hub in Guaratiba, Brazil. This current installment will enable RigNet to accelerate its penetration of the region’s growing oil and gas and energy maritime markets. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
GERMANTOWN, MD, Aug. 5, 2013 ? Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced that it was selected by Media Networks -- a B2B unit of Telefonica Digital -- to supply a JUPITER™ High-Throughput System (HTS) to power the first commercial Ka-band service over Latin America.